Easter in Chino
The Chino Basque Club will celebrate Easter on April 3, 2016. Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary's Hall at 10am and will be celebrated by Fr. Altuna. After mass a Basque breakfast will be served at the Centro Basco.
Bolant Eguna in Luzaide
This week we are also sharing an Easter tradition from Luzaide: Bolant Eguna.
The festivities begin in the morning as the bolantak perform their first dances of the day in different neighborhoods and make their traditional visit to Arnegi. The procession of dancers, xiganteak, gorriak, zapurrak, banderariak, and makilariak spills into the Plaza de Santiago around noon where the bolantak perform bolant jantza, iautziak, euskaldunak and sorginak. The kontra iantzak are also performed. At five in the afternoon the procession reconvenes and performs to a packed fronton.
Euzko Etxea of New York Mourns Death of Member Francisco Bazurto as they Commemorate Aberri Eguna
The Euzko Etxea of New York is saddened by the untimely death of Francisco Bazurto. Due to this loss, the directorate of the club has decided to change the upcoming Aberri Eguna celebration, on March 27th, to also pay homage to their friend. The club has celebrated Aberri Eguna annually since 1913, and in order to carry on that tradition they will celebrate without the formal dinner this year. Instead, the bar will be open at 1pm and pintxos will be served. In the words of club president, Iban Ubarretxena, "Together we will be able to remember Francisco as a lively, generous and respected member of our club. At the same time, we will gather united to celebrate our culture and country. This will be a free event paid by Eusko Etxea." RSVPs are encouraged in order to make sure that there is enough food and drink for all. Please RSVP by calling or emailing: Itziar Albisu 201.214.9649 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Iban email@example.com. On behalf of everyone at NABO, our most sincere condolences to Francisco’s family and friends.
Paul Laxalt Exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno
Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno is proud to announce a new exhibit about Paul Laxalt entitled, "The First Friend" of Ronald Reagan." This exhibit is the result of funding from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to prepare materials related to Ronald Reagan for public use. This particular exhibit covers 1975-1987 and consists of personal papers, scrapbooks, A/V resources and photographs from all three Reagan campaigns where Laxalt served as national chairman. The online version of the exhibit can be seen here, with the physical collection being housed atSpecial Collections.